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English For Hebrew Speakers Program (ESOL)

Coming to a new country can be an incredibly challenging transition. It involves learning a new language, a new culture, and a new way of life. The Jewish Academy strives to be a home away for home for our Hebrew (and Spanish) speaking students. For our Israeli born students, a large percentage of our staff and students speak Hebrew to provide our students with a familiar environment to grow. Additionally, many of the written texts in our school- from signs in the hallways to curricular material- include bilingual displays in Hebrew and English.


Our General Studies and Kodesh teachers support our ESOL (English Speakers of Other Languages) students through implementing a differentiated curriculum. English supports and on grade level instruction is provided to all students at the Jewish Academy. However, we also provide parents the ability to opt their child/children into the English Language Program. Parents are provided two English Language Program options: 


  • Provides students one hour of direct instruction in English three days a week. Students are pulled out during their General Studies block to work in a group of approximately 5 to 10 students. Cost: Free for parents. 


  • Provides the same pull out instruction as Option 1

  • Students receive one on one tutoring two additional hours a week. Cost: $30 an hour OR tutoring with a second student at $15 an hour


During your child's first two years at the Jewish Academy, we highly recommend each family choose Option 2.


Raz-Kids, A to Z Reader, Reading Works


Our ESOL Teachers

Danielle Gozlan: Danielle graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and a minor in Education. She holds a Florida Professional Educator's Certificate in Elementary Education, along with an ESOL Endorsement. Danielle has been an educator for over 13 years. One of her goals as a teacher is to have students develop a love of learning. She believe that a teacher must find ways to grasp students’ interest and meet their individual needs.  The most rewarding element of her career is to see the amount of confidence and knowledge her students gain over time. 


Ora Thomas:

Born and raised in Israel, Ora has served in the IDF and has worked for over 25 years as a Hebrew teacher/language specialist in South Florida. 

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